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Logistics Manager Job in Somalia at Medair

Role and Responsibilities
To facilitate the objectives of the Somaliland programme, by meeting the logistics requirements (including management of supply chain, vehicles and assets) of all Medair projects, in a timely, efficient and accurate manner, while also meeting relevant information, reporting and accountability requirements.
Project Overview
A Health, Nutrition, and WASH programme currently running in Burao town, and rural southern Togdheer region, Somaliland. A Health, Nutrition and WASH programme start up in Sool and Sanaag regions, Somaliland. Potential projects include Emergency Responses and/or expansion of programmes into areas with critical needs.
Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.
Workplace: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Initial Contract Details: 12 months minimum, 100%
Key activity areas
Logistics Management
• Supply Chain Management
Management of necessary supply chain to ensure all Medair field projects receive required supplies and equipment accurately, on time, in budget and to required quality (including ordering nationally or internationally; importation; warehousing; and transport to field locations), while meeting relevant information needs (including management and dissemination of information relating to order and supply chain status) and reporting and accountability requirements (including for beneficiaries, project, Medair and donors).
• IT & Communications Equipment Management
Procurement, allocation, maintenance, replacement, service provider payments, and reporting.
• Asset Management
Procurement, allocation, registering/inventory tracking, maintenance, replacement, and reporting.
• Vehicle Management.
Vehicle procurement, scheduling, maintenance, replacement, reporting, driver training, authorisation and supervision.
• Hargeisa Base Maintenance and Field Base Support and Setup
Provide logistical support to all field bases (including management of supply chain, vehicles and assets, training of local logisticians, drivers, etc.) by regular field visits.
• Staff Coaching
Provide HHP training and supervision to CLOs and affiliated staff where Health, Nutrition, NFI, and WASH programmes are supported. Train and assist other team members in HHP methodologies as requested. Advise on recruitment of new HHP staff.
• Liaison with Nairobi office on Kenyan procurement
Regular trips to check samples and oversee shipments.

Staff Management
• Ensure that logistics staff (IRS, KRS and NRS) are adequately trained and are provided with opportunities for mentoring and coaching where necessary within budget constraints.
• Manage national logistical staff in Hargeisa (including recruitment, appraisal, management, development & training, general well-being, job descriptions) in consultation with relevant colleagues.

Security Management
• Responsible to be aware of security procedures and guidelines in place, follow them and ensure that other staff abide to them.
• Ensure health and safety operational approaches are employed during all health activities.
• Manage technical resources available and to maintain communication and security equipment in good functioning condition.

Quality Management
• Promote and use Medair’s standardised ensuring all standardised formats are used and guidelines followed.
• Ensure the tendering process guidelines are followed and that the purchase / log pack is complete for each transaction as per the Medair Procedures.

• Relevant higher level qualification or equivalent work experience;
• RedR Logistics Course or equivalent
• Qualification in logistics or Supply Chain Management, Business Management or similar desirable
Experience / Competencies
• Previous management expertise (project and staff). Experience in IT
• Solid knowledge and understanding of practical Logistic Procedures
• Previous work experience in logistics, preferably in humanitarian aid programmes desirable
• Previous responsibility for managing security desirable
• Experience of health, water and sanitation, logistic activities / programmes desirable
• One year previous overseas experience
Medair standard working requirements for the field
• Experienced professionals in a relevant field
• Committed Christians
• Commitment to Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion)
• Overseas intercultural experience
• Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
• Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
• Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Successful completion of Medair Relief & Rehabilitation Orientation Course (ROC)
• Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts
• Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions
• Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit
• A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
• Full briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
• Security training for those going to insecure environments
• Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
• Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
• Annual leave, plus rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
• Additional benefits for those who commit to longer contracts: up to four weeks additional paid leave every 12 months, and re-entry allowance
• Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing
Working Conditions
• Living and working in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland with regular field visits to Burao and Caynabo. Medair international / Kenyan staff are accommodated in team houses.
• Security is always a concern and routine team briefs give information and advise both nationals and internationals to the current security status. Security advice for Nairobi is provided locally.
Application process
For more information on this and other positions, please follow this web link:, read the relevant information, and check the Field Vacancies.
We request that you complete all applications on-line at Only English-language applications and CV’s will be reviewed. We will not review email applications. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled. We review every online application. Applicants will be contacted only if they are selected as a potential candidate.

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